Some of my earliest memories are of playing computer games and I basically haven’t stopped playing since.
The golden age of gaming consoles (N64, Playstation, Dreamcast…) brought me away from my PC desk and onto the couch, and I have principally been a console and controller gamer ever since.
Over the years I have played a wide variety of games for a wide variety of reasons. However these days I will play games mostly for one of two purposes:
Either for absolute escapism – getting completely absorbed and lost in an RPG or a heavily story focused adventure game – or for a challenging and dynamic multiplayer experience.
I principally enjoy games with a heavy focus on story and narrative, and in particular I play a lot of RPGs, FPS and 3rd person shooters, Adventure games, Platformers, Puzzle games, Fighting games and the occasional Racing game.
Although I can get competitive while playing online, I mainly play games for the escapism, the cerebral calming and to have fun with friends and family.